THE question of who owns the mines and minerals beneath land and the potential for developers being held to ransom over the exercise of such rights is becoming an increasingly important issue for a range of players in the property sector, according to a leading law firm.
With the drive for ‘greener’ methods and an improved environment, the laws which govern environmental activities are getting ever stricter.
The effects of environmental legislation are no longer just restricted to heavy industrial sectors but are felt across the wider business community.
As a result, fulfilling environmental obligations whilst keeping a close eye on commercial concerns is becoming increasingly hard for a growing list of businesses.
Our specialist environment team can help to maintain that tricky balance, ensuring that you stay the right side of the law whilst continuing to be commercially competitive.
We have a broad experience of environmental and waste management issues, including the acquisition and development of opencast, quarry, landfill and similar operations such as energy from waste and effluent treatment works.
With current clients ranging from large mining and industrial groups to water companies and waste businesses, we have a proven ability to tackle all kinds of environmental issues.
We have particular expertise in dealing with environmental litigation and defending against prosecutions by environmental authorities and other regulatory bodies.
So, if things do go wrong, we are ready to step in on your side.
Our services include:
- Asbestos management advice
- Carbon reduction advice
- Carbon trading
- Energy efficiency
- Enforcement action advice
- Environmental permitting
- Noise nuisance
- Producer responsibility
- Sustainability issues
- Waste issues
- Water pollution prosecution
- Wildlife and habitat issues
To find out more about how we can help, please get in touch.